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Revenge Travel: Why Nassau Paradise Island is Perfect for Any Traveler

Posted by: Nassau Paradise Island on July 31, 2023

After what feels like an eternity of scrapped plans, postponed adventures, and hitting pause on trips to Paradise — it’s time to reclaim those missed moments and plan your dream getaway. For grand family reunions, romantic escapes, and bucket-list trips with friends, Nassau Paradise Island is the perfect place to rediscover your wanderlust and embark on a long-overdue vacation.

A family in the pool at Atlantis Paradise Island

For Big Families Vacations

Nassau Paradise Island is a place for the young and the young at heart, with exciting adventures for the kids, relaxing moments for the parents, and educational experiences for all ages — not to mention plenty of family-style stays. Discover residential-style villas at Harborside Resort at Atlantis, beachfront accommodations at Paradise Island Beach Club, and private retreats at Atlantis Paradise Island.

Grandkids and grandparents alike will love floating and sliding through the Caribbean’s largest water attraction Aquaventure at Atlantis, packed with dozens of sparkling pools, lazy rivers, and thrilling slides. While this aquatic adventure is a favourite among the little ones, it also features an adults-only pool and private cabanas for lounging.  

Spend quality time wandering the grounds of the Ardastra Gardens & Wildlife Conservation Centre, featuring more than four acres of tropical gardens home to a dazzling array of animals, including the national bird of The Bahamas, the tropical flamingo. Or, set sail together on an ocean excursion that suites your style, whether it’s a swashbuckling adventure on a replica of an 18th-century pirate ship with Blackbeard’s Revenge Tour or a private sunset dinner cruise with Barefoot Sailing Cruises.

Harborside Resort at Atlantis
Discover tropical gardens inhabited by an array of species.
Paradise Island Beach Club in Nassau Paradise Island

For Friends’ Trips & Group Getaways

Getting the group back together? From guided tours to golf trips and late nights of catching up, plan a crowd-pleasing itinerary that will accommodate all your closest friends’ interests and travel styles.

Round up the crew for an authentic local rum tasting at Luna Rum Distillery, where the products are fermented, distilled, barreled, bottled, and flavoured. Visit the Graycliff Hotel and learn how to sort, clean, store, and roll with a Cigar Rolling Lesson, or tour Graycliff Chocolatier to create your own sweet treat. Feeling lucky? Get dressed to the nines and spend an evening in the glamorous grandeur of two of the Caribbean’s largest casinos, Atlantis Casino and Baha Mar Casino.

Planning a group golf getaway? It’s always golf season in Paradise. Tee off at one of two oceanside courses, the Royal Blue Golf Course — a Jack Nicklaus Signature Course — or the Ocean Club Golf Course, a championship design with a challenging layout and breathtaking views.

A family sits making their own chocolate treats at Graycliff Chocolatier
A group of people sitting around a table playing blackjack.
Royal Blue Golf Course at Baha Mar

Idyllic Couples Retreats

For honeymoons, anniversaries, or a long-awaited getaway, plan the perfect escape for two. Long walks on the beach are more than a cliché in Nassau Paradise Island — they’re part of the everyday experience. We even have a Love Beach! And beyond the soft sands of our coastline, the beauty of our landscape makes way for unique romantic experiences, like a horseback ride along a secluded beach with Happy Trails Stables.

Nassau Paradise Island is home to some of the most picturesque sunsets in the world. Experience golden hour from a different perspective and see Nassau from the water aboard a private catamaran cruise. Or, watch the sunset fade to twilight at Skybar at SLS Baha Mar, a buzzing rooftop lounge with live DJs and some of the best views around.

For a romantic dinner reservation, Costa at Rosewood Baha Mar brings the flavours of Mexico to the shores of Cable Beach with inventive takes on traditional dishes, and an oceanside backdrop sets the scene for an al fresco dinner for two. Dune by Chef Jean-Georges is another date night destination, serving French-Asian fare, fine wine and Champagnes, and dramatic ocean views. For a five-star experience, dine in a lush tropical courtyard or at the chef’s table at Graycliff Restaurant, a fine-dining favourite with an award-winning wine cellar.

Horseback riding at Happy Trails in Nassau, Paradise Island
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Dune Restaurant at Ocean Club, a Four Seasons Resort

For The Thrill-Enthusiasts

If your Bahamian bucket list is packed with action, adventure, and a few high-adrenaline activities, a thrilling getaway to Nassau Paradise Island is a breeze to plan.

Sail to Sandy Toes Rose Island, an uninhabited private island 25 minutes from our shores, for an afternoon of island hopping, snorkelling, and kayaking. Fish for mahi-mahi, snapper, yellowfin tuna, blue marlin, and more aboard a Reel Dreams Bahamas charter. They’ll provide the crew, the gear, and the local know-how to help you make the most of your day out on the water and secure your dream catch.

Looking for something to get your heart beating a little faster? Book an Extreme Shark Adventure — a two-tank dive trip that takes you underwater to see Caribbean Reef Sharks. Or, embark on a high-octane boat ride with Powerboat Adventures to Ship Channel Cay — part of the Exuma Cays — for an exhilarating outing.

Powerboard Adventures in Nassau Paradise Island, The Bahamas

For The Chill-Seekers

Rest, relaxation, and rejuvenation — if that’s your vacation motto, you’ve come to the right place. Sometimes all you need is a change of scenery to reset. Nassau Paradise Island is home to plenty of leisurely activities, serene spas, and opportunities to do just the right amount of nothing.

Soak in pure island serenity with a spa day. Mandara Spa at Atlantis Paradise Island is a feast for the senses combining ancient Balinese healing techniques, traditional European therapies, and natural Bahamian elements. Tune out the world at The Ocean Club, A Four Seasons Resort, Bahamas Spa, an award-winning retreat featuring cascading waterfall showers, day beds, and jetted tubs in private, open-air gardens.

Seeking some solitude? The Retreat Garden is a lush, 11-acre botanical garden and peaceful respite in the heart of Nassau. Wander paths and boardwalks designed for strolling and relax among 90 species of palm trees, native and rare flowers, trickling streams, and lively birds.

Float the day away at one of our picture-perfect pools. Discover seven unique oases at Grand Hyatt Baha Mar, featuring hydrotherapy whirlpools, rain cabanas, and Dean’s Blue Hole, featuring artificial cliff jumping and an inner cave with an aquarium. Lay back in your lounge chair with a good book or sip a cocktail at the swim-up bar at Comfort Suites Paradise Island’s newly-renovated pool. Or, for a more social experience, chill out in a cabana, sip on something refreshing, and graze on light fare at an upscale SLS Baha Mar pool party.

Mandara Spa at Atlantis Paradise Island
Poolside cabanas at Grand Hyatt Baha Mar
Ocean spa club

Wanderlust Rediscovered

Ready to make up for lost travel time? Start planning your dream getaway to Paradise, pack your bags, and leave the everyday behind. Whether it’s a long-awaited reunion, bucket-list vacation, or luxurious and laid-back escape, It’s Better in The Bahamas.

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